The Houston Texans had the pick of the litter in this past May’s NFL draft. After much speculation whether or not the Texans would bring in hometown hero Johnny Manziel, the Texans decided to take the safe pick and select Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick.
Thus far in the preseason Clowney has made his presence known with big plays and even more ferocious tackles. Unfortunately, Clowney has been dealing with a few nagging injuries, including surgery to repair a sports hernia this past June, that are definitely causing some alarms to go off at Texans camp.
Yesterday, Clowney left the team practice alongside the Denver Broncos early due to some sort of neck injury. Although there was certainly a scare, the injury has not been reported as being too serious, but Clowney will not be practicing with the Texans today.
Don’t see Clowney at practice, not surprising since he left early yesterday.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 21, 2014
While there is still no update on Clowney’s injury, it is likely that he is missing today’s practice for precautionary reasons. There is simply no need for Clowney to return to the practice field too early in the case that he could further injure his neck or shoulder.
At this point in time, the Texans want to make sure Clowney is 100 percent healthy by the time Week 1 rolls around. If that is the case, you can expect an impressive outing for Clowney is his first season in the National Football League.